China Shipping Container Lines

China Shipping Container Lines is the world’s eighth-largest container shipping company, with a fleet that comprises of 148 vessels with a total operating capacity of more than 610,000 TEUs. Established in Shanghai in 1997, the shipping line is present in more than 100 countries around the world.

CSCL, which is affiliated with China Shipping Company, posted revenue of RMB 15.5 billion in 2013 — up 3.5 percent from the previous year. The company recorded a net loss of RMB 1.26 billion, down 1.8 percent from the previous year’s net loss of RMB 1.28 billion.

CSCL was the 15th-ranked container carrier in U.S. containerized import trade in 2013, with volume of 611,666 TEUs, up 1.7 percent year-over-year, giving it market share of 3.4 percent. It was No. 18 in U.S. containerized export trade in 2013, with volume of 273,061 TEUs, up 1.2 percent year-over-year and market share of 2.1 percent. For more carrier rankings see the JOC’s Top 40 Container Carriers special topic.

04 Feb 2016
China Shipping Container Lines’ mega-ship Indian Ocean has run aground in the Elbe river roughly 19 miles from the Port of Hamburg, according to the German newspaper Die Welt.
28 Jan 2016
Cosco Container Lines’ acquisition of China Shipping’s container ship fleet is expected to happen about March 1, Cosco said in a filing with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission.
25 Jan 2016
China Shipping Container Lines has warned investors that it will make a 2015 net loss of $430 million on the back of record low freight rates and vessel impairment losses.
16 Dec 2015
To mitigate service disruptions caused by potential consolidation, APL, CMA CGM, China Shipping Container Lines and Cosco could elect to participate in more than one major alliance during a transition phase, Federal Maritime Commissioner William Doyle said last week.
14 Dec 2015
CMA CGM’s $2.4 billion acquisition of Neptune Orient Lines and the forthcoming merger between state-owned Cosco and China Shipping are unlikely to spur a fresh round of consolidation in container shipping, according to Drewry.
13 Dec 2015
China Shipping Container Lines will exit the container trade under the merged and reorganized China Cosco Shipping Group, a move that raises questions on the carrier’s continued participation in the O3 Alliance it shares with CMA CGM and UASC.
11 Dec 2015
The listed entities of Cosco and China Shipping Container Lines will resume trading on Monday after being suspended for more than five months as reorganization to merge the complex web of public entities under the two groups gets under way.
10 Dec 2015
The long-expected merger of Cosco and China Shipping has received the green light from the State Council, China’s media is reporting.
01 Dec 2015
Talks between state-owned giants Cosco and China Shipping will continue into the new year, the groups said in exchange filings, six months after trading in shares of their listed subsidiaries was suspended.
11 Nov 2015
Minority shareholders not controlled by Beijing may be the biggest problem faced by attempts to merge Cosco and China Shipping Container Lines believes investment equity firm Jefferies.
06 Nov 2015
A U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner said he was told earlier this week by representatives of China Shipping Container Lines and Cosco that the container lines are in the early stages of a merger.
15 Oct 2015
China’s two largest shipping lines continue to tease the market with cryptic filings to the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges and an extension of the trading halt that has been placed on shares since August.